Rutherford Hill Winery

An Ode to AJT Part I
2019 Merlot
Napa Valley

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 105


Rutherford Hill Winery

An Ode to AJT Part I

Napa Valley

5 cases produced


  • Your wine was sourced from vineyards in Oakville, Pope Valley, Stags Leap District and Rutherford
  • Comprised of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Aging in French oak barrels for 20 months
  • This creation reflects the style of the first wine that winemaker Marisa Taylor blended with Mr. Terlato

Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Marisa Taylor

Winemaker, Rutherford Hill Winery

Winemaker, Marisa Taylor

Growing up among the vineyards of Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, I guess perhaps I was destined to find a career in winemaking. At a young age, I recall visits to the vineyards to watch my godfather, a vineyard manager, work with the vines. And like most people who grow up in wine country, wine was a typical fixture at my family's dinner table. I developed a deep appreciation for the process of taking the tender grapes from vine to the glass, generating the spark of what would become my professional calling

Country born: United States

Education: Marisa graduated from the University of California, Davis, first with a B.S. in Chemistry and then an M.S. in Food Science-Enology.

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
What is in the glass should reflect what is in the vineyards. My desire is to to help the grapes express themselves in the best possible way.

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